Cuddrurieddri: the delicious Calabrian donuts for the Christmas period

ingredients
  • potatoes
    1 kg
    • 899 kcal

  • Flour 00
    1 kg
    • 0 kcal

  • Hot water


    280g
    • 0 kcal
  • Fresh brewer’s yeast
    25 grams
    • 750 kcal

  • salt
    12 grams
    • 21 kcal

  • Peanut oil


    to taste
    • 0 kcal

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

THE cuddrurieddri they are delicious donuts of Calabrian origin, typical of Christmas time. In Cosenza, in particular, it is a tradition to prepare them on the occasion of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The donuts are made with a dough made from 00 flour, boiled mashed potatoes, brewer’s yeast, water and salt: a mixture of very simple ingredients, also easily available, with which to make a specialty. delicious and original. You can taste them in the streets of the city, also delicious street food, or serve them as appetizers, as well as cold cuts, cheeses, vegetables and pickles.

It’s about a old recipe, passed down from generation to generation, which is still done at home today, involving the whole family. If you want to refuse them in sweet version, pass the donuts in caster sugar, mixed with a pinch of cinnamon, and enjoy them with a good cup of hot tea. Instead of fresh brewer’s yeast, you can use a packet of yeast in powder. It is not necessary to dissolve it in water: pour it directly into the flour and continue with the classic procedure. With the same dough, you can also make panzerotti for stuffing with tomato and mozzarella: an authentic delight.

Find out how to make cuddrurieddri by following the step by step instructions and tips. If you want to prepare some sweet donuts, always typical of Calabrian cuisine, do not miss the scaliddras.

How to prepare the cuddrurieddri

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First, boil the potatoes in boiling water for about 30 minutes (1).

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Once cooked, drain them, let them cool slightly then put them in a potato masher (2).

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Collect the pulp in a bowl (3).

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In a small bowl, pour the water (4).

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Add the salt (5).

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Add the yeast and melt, stirring with a teaspoon (6).

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Pour the mixture into the bowl with the potatoes (7).

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Mix until a homogeneous cream is obtained (8).

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Pour in the flour (9).

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Start by kneading with your hands (10).

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Transfer the dough to a work surface and form a smooth and homogeneous dough (11).

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Obtain pieces of about 140 gr (12).

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Transfer them to a baking sheet (13).

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Cover them with a tea towel (14).

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Let them rise for about 30 minutes (15).

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At this point, take the balls and, spreading them with your hands, create the hole in the center (16).

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Heat the peanut oil (17).

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Fry the first donut for about 3 minutes (18).

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Repeat the same step for all the donuts (19).

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Drain them gradually on absorbent paper (20).

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Serve hot (21).

storage

The cuddrurieddri should be eaten hot and right now, to take full advantage of their crunchiness. Alternatively, you can freeze them and reheat them in the oven before serving.

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